Pair of shutout pitchers, Jeff Samardzija and Aaron Harang, top players for Monday, May 27

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Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija is Monday's Player of the Day. Samardzija pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only two hits and striking out eight in the 7-0 win over the White Sox.

Mariners pitcher Aaron Harang is American League Player of the Day. Harang also pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only four hits and striking out eight in the 9-0 win over the Padres.

Kelly Johnson of the Rays is AL Batter of the Day. Johnson hit two three-run home runs and went 4-for-5 in the 10-6 win over the Marlins.

Yadier Molina of the Cardinals is National League Batter of the Day. Molina homered, drove in four runs and went 2-for-2 in the 6-3 win over the Royals.

Samardzija receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Harang receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Johnson and Molina each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Monday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:

MLB13.0Cubs 0000000  Jeff Samardzija (W, 3-6)9.020028
AL11.0Mariners 0000000  Aaron Harang (W, 2-5)9.040028
 9.0Diamondbacks 0000000  Tyler Skaggs (W, 1-0)6.030039
BAT7.0Rays Kelly Johnson LF524601  00.000000
 6.1`Reds 0000000  Mike Leake 7.152107
BAT6.0Cardinals Yadier Molina C222420  00.000000
 5.0Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez 1B444100  00.000000
 5.0Tigers 0000000  Justin Verlander (W, 6-4)7.0733213
 4.0Orioles 0000000  Jason Hammel (W, 7-2)8.082208
 4.0`Athletics 0000000  Sean Doolittle (H, 9)2.000002
 3.0Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion DH512500  00.000000
 3.0Diamondbacks Didi Gregorius SS422300  00.000000
 3.0Red Sox Stephen Drew SS322221  00.000000
 3.0Twins 0000000  Glen Perkins (S, 10)1.000002
 2.0Astros 0000000  Paul Clemens (W, 2-2)1.010002
 2.0Mets 0000000  Bobby Parnell (S, 8)1.000012

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.